October 26, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say a teenage motorcyclist who aspired to become an officer himself is dead after a hit-and-run crash in Las Vegas.
Authorities say 18-year-old Angel Velasquez was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital after the crash about 7 p.m. Thursday on East Sahara Avenue.
Witnesses say a Volkswagen ran a stop sign and Velasquez's motorcycle went down when he braked to try to avoid the car.
Police say the 29-year-old Volkswagen driver, Jvon Williams, left the scene without helping. Authorities later caught up with him and arrested him on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run.
Police say Velasquez joined the police Explorer program when he was 16, and went on ride-alongs twice a week to learn about policing. He was studying criminal justice at the College of Southern Nevada.